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Automatic Float Switch

$35.99

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Model # 189300 | Mfg # 4202-7

Product Description

Converts any Attwood or competitive model to automatic operation. Fully sealed and isolated from moisture and shock. 

  • Test knob for manual checks
  • Contains no mercury
  • Sold without a cover
  • Handles 12V pumps to 12A

Specs

Automatic Float Switch

Dimensions 3 7/8" Width x 2 5/8" Height x 4 1/4" Length
Type Float
Warranty Details Three Years

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Attwood Automatic Float Switch
 
1.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

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    (7)

22%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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1.0

If you buy this item get the extended warranty.

By Aloha Kai

from Portsmouth RI

About Me Do-It-Yourself, Handyman

Verified Buyer

Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

Replaced this item on boat twice in past 10 yrs. Appears this product does not last >3 yrs with frequent use. Hence purchased the extended warranty after it failed first time. Only reason I'm sticking with it is that it's the only float switch that will fit in the sump box.

 
5.0

Would buy again.

By Pat

from Vancouver, wa

About Me Handyman

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Fuel Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Retro-fitting

    Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

    This was easy to install, and fit a tight spot. Working well

     
    1.0

    2nd Float switch in a year

    By Primetime1267

    from Sarasota, Florida

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Quits Working

      Best Uses

        Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

        This is the second float switch i had fail in the past year. I go to my boat thats on the lift and the boat is full of water from the last rain storm. And being in florida we always have rain storms most afternoons/evening. So i have to locate a better made float switch that wont fail on me.. I would look elsewhere if you are relying on a float switch to keep your boat from sinking.

         
        1.0

        Avoid

        By Sailboat Brad

        from Jersey Shore

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install
          • Flimsy
          • Leaks

          Best Uses

            Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

            Product failed after two seasons. Construction makes it impossible to service.

             
            1.0

            Not worth it.

            By Sailor Rob

            from San Francisco, CA

            About Me Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Flimsy
              • Leaks
              • Poorly Manufactured
              • Poor quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

                I had an Attwood switch that leaked shortly after purchasing it brand new.

                When I went to fix it, I found that Attwood made it impossible to service or repair.

                I was highly disappointed, and over 1000nm from the nearest shore at the time. It failed when I needed it the most.

                You can read my full review and see photos of the inner workings of this switch in the 'reviews' section of SailorRob.com

                 
                1.0

                Bad Design

                By Botamon

                from Syracuse, NY

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Fails repeatedly

                Best Uses

                • Paper Weight

                Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

                This switch was original equipment in my shower sump and in the 5 years I've owned this boat I've replaced the switch 3 times. The switch works for a short period of time and then will not activate when the water level rises above the float. Slight upward pressure activates the switch but the leverage from the float is insufficient to make the contact. I'm currently looking for something that does NOT have mechanical contacts. Lets hear it for the good-old-days of mercury switches

                 
                1.0

                float switch issues

                By John R.

                from Wilmington, NC

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

                    In a shower sump. I replace the float every year or two. The float will be completely under water and it will not turn on the pump. By very lightly manually lifting the float the switch then will click and it works, for 1 cycle. The float works fine but after time the switch gets harder to press. Definately has a switch design issue. All 7 or 8 I have replaced have had the same problem in about a year..

                     
                    2.0

                    Cheaper at [...]

                    By mdr000069

                    from Carteret NJ

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

                    Found this for half the price at [...], not sure if any good, but for [$] I can replace every year if nessasary

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    worst pump ever

                    By Lucky

                    from Long Island, NY

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Attwood Automatic Float Switch:

                      The product is in an A/C water sump. Custom fitting requires replacement with exact duplicate. Durability less than one season. Fails to turn on and empty sump even after constant cleaning and maintanance. Have replaced five switches in five years.

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